ATLANTA, GEORGIA — The LGBTQ movement enters “Pride” Month in 2023 with record high numbers.
More young people identify as homosexual, bisexual or gender confused than ever before, according to recent studies.
On April 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) released findings from its biannual Youth Behavior Risk Survey, conducted every two years.
The survey found that just under 25 percent of high schoolers say they are either homosexual, bisexual, “questioning” or “other.” This percentage of students has more than doubled since 2015, when it was at 11 percent.
The burgeoning transgender movement is also setting new records. A UCLA study from 2022 estimated there are now over 1.6 million Americans over the age of 13 who are confused about their gender – a number that has doubled since 2017.
THE EVOLUTION OF “PRIDE”
For more than half a century now, homosexual Americans have made public demonstrations during the month of June.
The first “Pride” parade was held in New York City on June 28, 1970 when several hundred people walked up 6th Avenue, toward Central Park. Eight years later the rainbow-colored flag became the movement’s iconic branding symbol.
Today, scores of cities and towns across the U.S. hold public events to celebrate homosexuality and gender confusion. The parades enjoy tremendous support from local politicians, businesses and media outlets.
Once considered deviant, it is now common to see parents bring their children to the events.